Faith in action moving mountains
Kilimanjaro will always have a special place in our hearts because this is where, in 1998, God birthed the idea of His ministry, Climbing For Christ. This time (our 14th expedition to Tanzania) was particularly satisfying. Even though our team was stormed off the mountain for the first time in nine treks up the 19,341-foot (5,895-meter) peak, we were blessed to interact more than ever with the guides and porters working with us.
Mission: Kilimanjaro 2022
Scheduled March 24-April 9. Check back for daily updates.
Dry lands to fertile mountain soil
The Kingdom of God has been expanded greatly on and around Mount Kilimanjaro. At first, “it was like a dry land where no hope was expected,” Damson Samson recalled. He met brothers in Christ who were going to church, “but not knowing the power of the Word.”
Now there is a disciple-making movement (DMM) occurring near Africa’s rooftop – and elsewhere in the Climbing For Christ world. Lives, communities, and churches have been transformed.
From porters to pastors
Our first quarterly training in 2022 of the Kilimanjaro Chapter resulted in highlights such as the conclusion of the advanced DMD study of our original class of 28 guides and porters, the continuation of training for the second class of 35 guides and porters, the leading of a half-dozen people to a relationship with Jesus during home visits, the restoration of some marriages and families, and healings for some enduring illness and bondage to sin.
Chronicling Climbing For Christ's work in Tanzania since God birthed the ministry before a climb there in 1998 and expeditions have been carried out since 2007.
Seeing the Light
Quarterly DMD training goes on with the Kilimanjaro Chapter guides and porters despite an outbreak of the omicron variant of COVID-19. Fear not; teach on! Kingdom worker Damson Samson of Malawi continues to teach disciple making and church planting to 63 members in Tanzania.
‘How did you get this way?’
Climbing For Christ has been teaching guides and porters in the Kilimanjaro Chapter how to evangelize since we organized them in 2008. This has led to a disciple-making movement around Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the birthplace of Climbing For Christ.
Training hits home for Kilimanjaro guides and porters
Sixty-three guides and porters in Climbing For Christ's Kilimanjaro Chapter study evangelism strategy and effective discipleship, while showing the impact they are having on their community and clients coming to Tanzania to climb thanks to DMD training.
Sharing God’s love story on Mission: Kilimanjaro
“It was exhilarating to be able to GO again after being grounded from international travel for almost a year,” Climbing For Christ's Elaine Fallesen observed after Mission: Kilimanjaro 2021 was carried out from June 22 to July 8. DMD training with guides, porters, and their wives; delivering COVID-19 relief; climbing Mount Meru, and much more.
We return to Tanzania to continue DMD training of guides and porters in the Kilimanjaro Chapter. A trek on Mount Meru also is planned.